The View Ever Changing evolves from a child’s memories of growing up in South Georgia—a world of smokehouses, snuff, and hopscotch—to a grandmother’s fierce reverence for Mother Earth, its rivers, fields and forests. At times narrative and at times lyrical, Karen Luke Jackson’s poems explore her coming of age, wrestle with grief as the author cares for and buries loved ones, and offer a bit of light as she deconstructs Goldilocks and considers her own "Gray Matter.” Readers will find themselves reflecting on their own life stories—the choices made, the people and places that shaped them, and dreams they now want to bestow on future generations.
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This book is a reckoning, a force, a love song, an embrace of the Great Mother, a homecoming. Janisse Ray, author of A House of Branches: Poems
Karen Luke Jackson’s new collection is rich in detail, imagery, and complex feeling. Eric Nelson, author of Some Wonder
As the title affirms, The View Ever Changing traces a poet’s awakening, transition, reconciliation, and appreciation in a lovely and honest evocation of a beloved place and people. Kenneth Chamlee, author of Absolute Faith